Boy riding bike injured in El Cajon hit-and-run crash

Posted at 11:23 AM, Oct 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 08:14:51-04

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - Police are searching for a car that fled the scene after hitting a 9-year-old boy riding a bicycle on an El Cajon street.

The incident was reported at about 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Sunshine Avenue and West Main Street, according to El Cajon police.

Responding officers arrived to find the boy lying in the southbound lanes of the intersection. He was taken to the hospital with serious head injuries; his condition is unknown.

Based on their investigation and witness statements, police determined that the boy was riding northbound in the intersection during a green light when he was hit by a dark blue vehicle, possibly a four-door Honda Fit, that was traveling eastbound on West Main Street.

The car fled the scene, and police said the vehicle may have damage to its front grill and right fender.

The driver is believed to be a Hispanic female with light-colored or bleached blonde hair and hoop earrings, police said.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact El Cajon police at 619-579-3311.